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Articles from the September 3, 2018 edition

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The Widening Economic Gap

Based on the unemployment figures and stock market, it would appear that the American economy is doing well. But those numbers are misleading when it comes to working people, the vast majority of Americans whose main source of income is from the...

 

A True 'Hero'

The term “hero” is often tossed around and loosely applied to those about whom the application is sometimes questionable. To my mind, there is one individual who richly deserves that term — John McCain. While I often disagreed with his...

 

Failing The 'One Person, One Vote' Test

J. Gerardi notes, in his letter to The Transylvania Times of Aug. 27, that had the votes of the voters of California, Illinois and New York not been counted, Donald Trump would have won the 2016 presidential election with both popular and Electoral...

 

Failing The 'One Person, One Vote' Test

J. Gerardi notes, in his letter to The Transylvania Times of Aug. 27, that had the votes of the voters of California, Illinois and New York not been counted, Donald Trump would have won the 2016 presidential election with both popular and Electoral...

 

Is It Really Free?

My wife and I just got back from Scotland. Beautiful country, great people, but basically a socialist system. There is some controversy about whether it is a social democratic system, but I see it as socialism. Our tour guide kept talking about all t...

 

Skate Park Effort Started - Brevard NC

Ask 9-year-old Davis Ashworth what he would give to make a skate park in Brevard a reality and his answer is emphatic and comes with a challenge. “I want to give my allowance to help make the park,” said Ashworth, a Brevard Elementary School...

 

Democrats Want A Better Life

I disagree with Mr. Gerardi’s statement in the Aug. 27 issue of The Transylvania Times that Democrats are interested in one thing. I believe that they, like most, want a better life for their children and grandchildren. I believe they want them to...

 

Mission Board Approves Sale To HCA Healthcare - Brevard NC

Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced Friday that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for HCA to acquire Mission Health. The agreement will be sent to the N.C. attorney general for applicable...

 

Cognitive Dissonance

As my grandson Oli, 11, was preparing to return to Argentina recently, where he lives, I asked him if he was excited to get back home and see his friends? Oli hesitated, “Yeah, but I am also sad to go. It feels sort of weird.” Oli was describing...

 

Medicare Scam Alert!

New Medicare cards are being mailed to participants, replacing the old number, which was based on Social Security numbers. Be aware that the bad guys are already working this opportunity and are calling people, pretending to be Medicare, hoping to...

 

Why People Support Trump

As an avid reader of your letters, I have long been puzzled by why sane, educated men like Brendle and Gerardi write letters supporting Donald Trump. I think I’ve found the answer. Trump decided, early on, that boredom is what people are most...

 

College Reports Record Number - Brevard NC

Brevard College enrolled a record number of new students for this fall semester, according to college officials. The college also exceeded expectations for overall enrollment, according to a press release. For the fall 2017 semester, Brevard College...

 

Art Form Overlooked

Like many of you, I enjoy strolling about downtown Brevard during the monthly gallery walks, viewing the various local art both inside and outside the galleries. One form of art I feel is highly overlooked is rolling art installations in the form of...

 

Hazel Irene Anderson Adams

Hazel Irene Anderson Adams went home to her Saviour Aug. 21, 2018, at home in Pisgah Forest, at the age of 101 years. Born in New Bedford, Mass. in 1917, she grew up in North Easton, Mass., graduating from Oliver Ames High School. She studied...

 

Director Gives Economic Development Update – Brevard NC

Josh Hallingse, the Transylvania Economic Alliance executive director, presented his semi-annual report to county commissioners last week. The report is a part of the contract requirements the county has with the Alliance. Hallingse talked about the...

 

Criminal Incident Report Creates Confusion - Brevard NC

Confusion hangs over a case of money allegedly missing from a local nonprofit organization, leaving officials to ask the million-dollar question: is this a misappropriation of funds or a clerical error? An incident report claiming an amount of $1 mil...

 

David "Matthew" Brown

David "Matthew" Brown, 25, of Balsam Grove passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was the son of David and Kristi Baynard Brown. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Butler Claude...

 

Rev. James Thomas Hartley Jr.

Rev. James Thomas Hartley Jr., born April 20, 1947, in Jacksonville, Fla. to Vera Hartley and the late J.T. Hartley, passed away at age 71, Aug. 24, 2018, in Greenville, S.C. He was the beloved husband of Alma Lee Hartley. He is survived by his daugh...

 

David Walter Jarrett

David Walter Jarrett, born March 9, 1948, passed away Aug. 28, 2018. A lifelong resident of Rosman, he was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Cornelia Jarrett; and sister, Lois Reid and her husband, Morris Reid. He leaves behind many nieces...

 

James Charles Jackson

James Charles Jackson, 66, of Acworth, Ga. and Oak Island, N.C., passed away Aug. 27, 2018. He was born Aug. 22, 1952, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Jo Ann Woodward Jackson and the late James Charles...

 

Delma Sams Reynolds

Delma Sams Reynolds, 88, of East Flat Rock, passed away on her birthday, Sept. 1, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Ervin and Edna Dill Sams. Reynolds worked at General Electric for 21 years as a coil winder, retiring in 1991. She is survived by...

 

Chad Larry Stiles

Chad Larry Stiles, 41, of Rosman, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of Larry Gale Stiles and the Madonna Ruth Chastain Stiles. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas...

 

Raymond Edward Vingle

Raymond Edward Vingle, known in most circles as "Ray," transitioned from this realm to the next in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, surrounded by the loving support of his daughter...

 

Clint Roberts To Perform At 185 King Street On Sept. 14

On Sept. 14, Clint Roberts will be performing an intimate solo show locally in Brevard at 185 King Street. Joining Clint is Brevard newcomer Evan Button. Roberts is a Brevard native Americana singer/...

 

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